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community's credibility is at stake, president obama's credibility is at stake. >> we have heard of this redline crossed before, why is this different? >> the president president is looking to buy a little bit more time. is one thing,at what to do is another. we will look to some sort of punitive action. on the other hand, you want to send a message to wish our all assad, you want to punish him for this escalation. -- you want to send a message to punish bashar al-assad. >> he says he will not move forward without international consensus. how do you build that without the u.n., which is completely -- >> there is time to not only build the case, find out from the u n inspectors whether they will or will be allowed into the immediate area, but what can they find out about what happened. not be the united nations. in 1999, the u.n. was sidelined but you had nato. you go back to libya, the started with the invitation from the arab league. legitimizing vehicles are necessarily available, that means you will have to look at the countries turkey,round syria like jordan, israel. they wil
over these reports. joined by the man who used to be president obama's coordinator. that is a fairly depressing reaction from the international community. even if the us inspect others -- if the inspectors get there, their mandate is so limited. to act have been unable with any force because of the divisions between russia and the westone hand and on the other, so the security council has been unable to take action, and it reflect fundamentally different interest with theg hours western government calling on a flawed to leave. politicals not much activity. even if there was, is there much that could be done about these chemical weapons? >> these operations are very different. they would run the risk of triggering even more chemical weapons use. if the assad government thought butas going down in flames, i agree there is no pressure for president obama to get involved in another war in the middle east. he is determined to avoid reaction. >> would an attempt to avoid be possible and affect it? i think it is extremely unlike leave. wheres. has some ideas of there is reduction. even unde
it meant. your character -- gloria is not going to see barack obama elected. >> yeah. >> rose: but you understand how -- what is seminal moment it is. >> do you know that the real gloria, the real mrs. allen, die it had day before he was elected. she died on november 3! she died november 3. they campaigned for him and she died november 3. go ahead. >> rose: are's another great line, just because there's so many good lines, in which eugene allen is being -- the butler comes to the white house. he's coming to the white house to meet the president and some young aide says to your character, you gene allen, mr. gaines in this case "i'll show you the way." and what does he say? >> "i know the way." (laughter) >> yeah, that was a great moment. >> it's your point about history. >> yeah. we're talking about how we achieved it and it's still sitting on that promissory note that martin luther king talked about, the promissory note of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. this is the note that was promised to all americans for human rights. so this civil rights movement which isn't really a
>> woodruff: president obama announced sweeping changes which could make college more affordable and accountable. good evening, i'm judy woodruff. >> suarez: and i'm ray suarez. on the "newshour" tonight, at the core of the president's plan-- a rating system to see which colleges teach well while holding down costs. we get the details and ask if it is the right way to go. >> woodruff: then, u.s. intelligence weighs evidence of a possible poison gas attack that may have killed hundreds outside damascus. margaret warner looks at outrage around the world. >> suarez: a fresh series of secret tapes reveals former president nixon's attempts to control the watergate scandal. we hear excerpts and discuss what they tell us. >> woodruff: and we look at the personalities driving the politics and gridlock in washington with two authors and veteran political journalists: robert draper and mark leibovich. >> you do wonder, when people are in office, when people are in power, who are they really working for? are they in it to serve the public good, or are they in it for self-service? >> woodruf
. president obama canceling military exercises, but, at the moment, maintaining aid to egypt. does what washington does or does not do matter much to egyptians at the moment? >> it clearly matters. tv is somewhat obsessed with the united states. both sides of the divide imagine the united states is supporting their enemy. clearly, the united states as part of the conversation, and an influential player. think anything the united states can do can bring the country back from the brink, or change the decision-making of the egyptian authorities. i think it matters for the united states, and the association of the united states with the current crackdown, but i do not think the united states can change the decision-making of the egyptian authorities. >> michael has recently returned from cairo, with the very latest. thank you for joining us. a very tricky time in egypt. the u.s. government has said that her team gave it a heads-up about the detention of david maranda, the partner of a journalist who published information from whistleblower edward snowden. but the u.s. said it was not involv
" reporting from washington. president obama says the alleged chemical attack in syria is a big event of grave concern but the british take it a step further. course we do believe that this is a chemical attack by the assad regime on a large scale. >> 40 people are killed and hundreds wounded after two car explosions ripped through the lebanese city of tripoli. one photographer shows us the many ways in which martin luther king is portrayed across the u.s.. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and all and around the globe. a big event of grave concern, that is how president obama has described the alleged chemical attack outside of damascus earlier this week. the british foreign secretary has said in no uncertain terms that his government leaves that syrian regime attacked its own people. even russia has joined calls for leading you when inspectors investigate. letting you when .nvestigators in >> treating the injured from the alleged chemical attack in the damascus suburbs. adults and children, frantic medical workers. still unverified, but this new footage is from a syrian
is not going to see barack obama elected. >> yeah. >> rose: but you understand how -- what is seminal moment it is. >> do you know that the real gloria, the real mrs. allen, die it had day before he was elected. she died on november 3! she died november 3. they campaigned for him and she died november 3. go ahead. >> rose: are's another great line, just because there's so many good lines, in which eugene allen is being -- the butler comes to the white house. he's coming to the white house to meet the president and some young aide says to your character, you gene allen, mr. gaines in this case "i'll show you the way." and what does he say? >> "i know the way." (laughter) >> yeah, that was a great moment. >> it's your point about history. >> yeah. we're talking about how we achieved it and it's still sitting on that promissory note that martin luther king talked about, the promissory note of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. this is the note that was promised to all america
a little bit of president obama. - there's this enormous mystery waiting to be unlocked, and the brain initiative will change that by giving scientists the tools they need to get a dynamic picture of the brain in action and better understand how we think and how we learn and how we remember. and that knowledge could be-- will be--transformative. - so, dr. chapman, let me just get your reaction. this brain initiative, can it help transform things in terms of what we know about the brain and how we're using that information? - this is one of the greatest things i think that's happened, because it's already brought so much attention. we're getting calls from all over of people thinking, "what is this? how can we make our brain better?" so, it's just such a phenomenal breakthrough. for me, you know, we're able to detect diseases really pretty clearly and immediately. what we need to do to push the envelope is to begin to find brain health markers of your brain getting better. so, so much of the research in brain is looking at what goes wrong when you have these diseases, or what goes wrong
.f.k. and martin luther king, jr., the vietnam war and watergate. his life, wrote president obama after allen's death in 2010, represented an important part of the american story. now a new movie has been made inspired by eugene allen's story. here is the trailer for lee daniels' "the butler." >> are you political mr. gaines? >> no, sir. >> good. we have no tolerance for politics at the white house. >> i'm cecil gaines. i'm the new butler. >> you hear nothing, you say
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